Pascal Danz / Martin Kasper


25.9. – 24.10.2020

Opening: 24th of September 2020, 6-8 pm


Pascal Danz, «ort», 1999, Oel auf Leinwand, 100 x 80 cm
Pascal Danz, «Miami (camouflage golfwar)», 2005, Oel auf Leinwand, 160 x 120 cm
Pascal Danz, «wigwam / vanishing landscape», 2008, Oel auf Leinwand, 140 x 200 cm
Pascal Danz, «2007 (body 2)», 2007, Oel auf Leinwand, 160 x 120 cm
Pascal Danz, «Santa Maria», 1999, Oel auf Leinwand, 80 x 100 cm
Pascal Danz, «target (mountain)», 2000, Oel auf Leinwand, 80 x 100 cm
Pascal Danz, «crowd / demo (Poussin)», 2006, Oel auf Leinwand, Dyptichon, je 158 x 122 cm
Pascal Danz, «vanishing building», 2005, Oel auf Leinwand, 160 x 120 cm
Pascal Danz, «Exterior» 2000, Oel auf Leinwand, 135 x 160 cm
Pascal Danz, «1972 (ambulance)» 2007, Öl auf Leinwand, 50 x 65 cm

Pascal Danz, «heraldstreet», 2006, Oel auf Leinwand, 120 x 160 cm
Pascal Danz, «1964 (boac)», 2007, Oel auf Leinwand, 70 x 80 cm
Martin Kasper, «ping pong 1»,2020, Oel auf Leinwand, 35 x 45 cm
Martin Kasper, «ping pong 2»,2020, Oel auf Leinwand, 35 x 45 cm
Martin Kasper, «Becken»,2020, Oel auf Leinwand, 35 x 45 cm
Martin Kasper, «seats»,2020, Oel auf Leinwand, 35 x 45 cm
Martin Kasper, «usine 1»,2020, Oel auf Leinwand, 35 x 45 cm
Martin Kasper, «usine 2»,2020, Oel auf Leinwand, 35 x 45 cm
Martin Kasper, «usine 3»,2020, Oel auf Leinwand, 35 x 45 cm
Martin Kasper, «staircase 1»,2020, Oel auf Leinwand, 35 x 45 cm
Martin Kasper, «staircase 2»,2020, Oel auf Leinwand, 45 x 35 cm

Pascal Danz (1961-2015) and Martin Kasper (1962) belong to the same generation of painters and knew each other personally. For the first time the two artists are exhibiting together and the visitors can discover their thematic similarities as well as their contrasting implementation in painting in the exhibition ‹BODY AND SPACE›.

Pascal Danz’s painting moves between the poles of figuration and abstraction and addresses questions of reality and the possibility of its representation. The access to reality filtered through the media served Danz as a basis. Since 1996 he has been collecting photographs from newspapers and magazines, digital images from the Internet and personal photographs, which have been the source material for his artworks and the stimulus for his painterly examination. He edited the photographic material in part digitally and subjected it to his own pictorial concept, eliminating details and thus obscuring the historical-documentary. He often chose unspectacular motifs as a basis for reflection or images that were irritating because of their dubious quality of reproduction and not necessarily intended „mistakes“, such as overexposure or the specific choice of detail. The treatment of light and its reflections runs like a red thread through his entire œuvre and has been a determining factor in Pascal Danz’s passion for the exploration of painting. Light not only serves to make things visible, but also to conceal the obvious motif through too little or too much lighting. He masterfully understood how to focus on trivialities, to fade out supposed main motifs and to include photographic features such as points of light or overexposure in a reflection on seeing and perception.

Martin Kasper has been dealing with architecture and interiors for over two decades as a painter. In a constructive way, he uses the representation of interiors as an experimental field for artistic location determinations and paints portraits of spaces. In Kasper's spatial images, the viewer sees pictorial spaces that seem strangely familiar and thus arouse individual associations in the viewer. The painted spaces are usually deserted with a strong pull.
Through his painting, he transforms architectural spaces into scenes of emotional well-being: spaces of emptiness, intellectual freedom, moments of tense calm and atmospheres of unconventional aura emerge. By means of tricks such as reflections or refractions, the painter emphasizes the fictionality of the spatial images, which he transforms into search images and thus underlines their ambiguity. Adding something or leaving it out or manipulating the proportions, these spaces seem realistic at first glance, but on closer inspection you can see that the original architecture has been alienated to the demands of painting and the many inconspicuous shifts merge into an artificial structure through which a subjective concept of space can be seen. Just as skilful Martin Kasper illustrates the subtlety of his imagery by taking pictures of his own works in new images again. Irritating is the effect of how the painted images interact with the spaces in which they occur.

Archiv Bern/PROGR:
Danz/Kasper 2020
Erich Weiss 2020
Dong / Steinemann 2020
Christian Indermühle 2020
Peter Wüthrich - Literary Ghost 2020
Dominik Stauch - Painkillers 2019
Xerxes Ach - Secret Colors 2019
Peter Soriano Snowmelt 2019
Elsbeth Böniger - Prozesse 2004-2019
Filip Haag - Malerei und Zeichnung 2019
Pascal Danz - Works on Paper 2019
Bodo Korsig - Escape from Memory 2019
Kotscha Reist - Comptoire de Mystic 2019
Martin Kasper
Reto Camenisch 2018
Christian Denzler 2018
Martin Kasper - Im Wechsel 2018
Martin Kasper
Matchpoint 2018
Andrea Heller / Dominik Stauch 2018
Porter à l'envers 2018
Alfred Hofkunst 2018
Silvia Gertsch - Captured 2018
Winter Story 2017
Böniger / Indermühle 2017
Sereina Steinemann 2017
Xerxes Ach - inside outside 2017
Christian Indermühle - Glarea 2017
Peter Wüthrich 2017
Samuel Blaser - Skip the Pit Stop 2017
Filip Haag - Ins Auge 2017
Kotscha Reist - Painting As Usual 2017
Pascal Danz - Vor der Reise 2016
Laurent Schmid 2016
Freyschmidt/Merkisch/à Wengen 2016
Aquaréelles 2016
Com&Com - New works 2016
Reto Leibundgut - Clementine 2016
Erich Weiss feat. Otto Tschumi 2016
Dominik Stauch 2015
Christian Denzler - Neue Arbeiten 2015
Bodo Korsig - No regrets 2015
Filip Haag - Abrakadie & mehr 2015
Kotscha Reist 2015
Samuel Blaser 2015
Pascal Danz 2015
Elsbeth Böniger - Structures 2015
Catching Moments 2014
Now and Here 2014
(Hi)stories 2014
Summerproject 14
Com&Com - Sky 2014
Katia Bourdarel 2014
Otto Tschumi - Variationen 2014
Lorenz Spring - Spring im Winter 2014
En-lighted 2013
Reto Leibundgut 2013
Patterns 2013
Filip Haag - Oder nach Absprache 2013
Mit dem Körper sehen 2013
Samuel Blaser - Diptycha 2013
Originally Bern 2013
Zwischenspiel: PROGR In-House 2013
Kotscha Reist - Old Ideas 2013
Pascal Danz 2013
Dominik Stauch - Rhinestones 2012
Tiefen Wirkungen 2012
Summerproject 2012
On paper 2012
Com&Com - Clouds 2012
Arno Nollen 2012
Locking glass 2012
Raffaela Chiara - Transformer Kit 2012
X Years 2011
Dominik Stauch - Breathless 2011
Marius Lüscher 2011
Reto Leibundgut - Flora 2011
Kotscha Reist - Painting Life 2011
Microcosmes 2011
Elsbeth Böniger 2011
Laurent Schmid - Rope Tricks 2010
Reto Camenisch 2010
Archiv Bern
Archiv Thun


Buchvernissage Donnerstag 22. Oktober 2020 18-20h

Pascal Danz

Werkverzeichnis / Catalogue raisonné

Hardcover, Fadenheftung, im Format 24 x 30 cm

418 Seiten, 1902 Abbildungen

Texte von Andreas Fiedler, Caroline Komor Müller, Felicity Lunn, Aoife Rosenmeyer

Herausgegeben von Felicity Lunn

Wissenschaftliche Erarbeitung und Projektkoordination Caroline Komor Müller

modo Verlag, Freiburg im Breisgau